Is this common in us new grads, because I am miserable to the point of no return. i too moved away appx 350 miles from home, by myself, no friends here, i have always been independent so i've had acquaintances, and always had my 3 sisters around to have a great time so i never develop that skill to make freinds with people outside of my sister's and i's circle. But it;s gotten so filthy bad that Im not motivated to do NOTHING! i just go to work, come home and internally cry. and I know forsure I can be in a relationship right now, but this job has just paralyzed me in everything. to think i have about 1yr and 6 months left here to actually get my adequate experience to practice elsewhere, this might be another 1 yr and 6 mo of my life of pure miserableness, and wasted time. because i know i can be doing so much but this NURSING job, in this STATE, of HILLBILLIES, and REDNECKS, with this CITY girl, it just isn't molding so well. im miserable but I thank God for each day. i know now that this is a place in my life I wouldn't ever want to be again.
I feel you 100%. as much as I have thoughout heavily of quitting nursing as a whole, do look at the positives. Some people cant find any work, and the luxury for me to be able to buy whatever I want now that I am so young, it's a privelege. i think of that every day as I am going to work, "I hate this, but it's a privilege, I dont worry about bills because they are all taken care off wel before I get paid, and I get so much extra to spoil myself when I want or need to.
hang in there. Listen if you need someone to talk to, PM me, and we can chat a bit. It'll help to connect with someone who is feeling the same way Im feeling.